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Biogeographical variation in diurnal behaviour of Acanthaster planci versus Acanthaster cf. solaris

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Title
Biogeographical variation in diurnal behaviour of Acanthaster planci versus Acanthaster cf. solaris
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2020-02-03
Date Record Modified
2020-02-04
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
2017-02-25 to 2017-03-29
Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
  • Rib Reef, central Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: full

    This data set contains Crown of Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci and Acanthaster cf. solaris) behavioural data collected at Lankanfushi Island in the Maldives, and at Rib Reef on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The data is deposited here to accompany the Open Access publication from the Related Publications link below. Here, we include information on all individual starfish counted during surveys at different times of day (including at night) at both locations. Information provided includes location, date, time and depth at which each individual was found, as well as the maximum diameter of each individual and the behaviour each individual was exhibiting. More specifically, whether the starfish was  hidden or exposed, if the individual was exhibiting resting, moving or feeding behaviour, and the prey items of those feeding is noted within this data set. Also included are point intercept coral cover data for each transect at each location as well as the R script used to analyse the data within the aforementioned publication.

    The dataset consists of the following files:

    • Burnetal.R and Burnetal.txt - R scripts used for analysis (open in R or R Studio) and plain text (.txt) formats
    • COTSmovement.csv – All data collected for individual Crown of Thorns starfish at both locations. Includes diameter and behavioural information.
    • COTS_PITRIB.csv - point intercept coral cover (Rib Reef)
    • Maldives_PIT.csv - point intercept coral cover (Maldives)

    The full methodology will be available in the Open Access publication from the Related Publications link below.

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Technical metadata
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People
Creators
  1. Owned by: Miss Deborah Burn , deborah.burn1@my.jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Primary Contact
Miss Deborah Burn, deborah.burn1@my.jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
  1. Prof Morgan Pratchett , morgan.pratchett@jcu.edu.au
Collaborators
  1. Dr Ciemon Caballes, Ultra Coral Australia, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
  2. Sam Matthews, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
  3. Josie Chandler, Gili Lankanfushi Resort
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 060201 - Behavioural Ecology (060201)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 960808 - Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
Keywords
  1. Acanthaster
  2. Maldives
  3. Great Barrier Reef
  4. behaviour
  5. exposure
  6. feeding
  7. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
License
CC BY-NC 4.0: Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International
License - Other
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Access Rights/Conditions
Open access. If the data is not freely accessible via the link provided, please contact the nominated data manager or researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Type
open
Rights
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Data
Data Location
Online Locations
Attachments
  1. COTS_PITRIB.csv (Storage Attachments, Public)
  2. COTSmovement.csv (Storage Attachments, Public)
  3. Maldives_PIT.csv (Storage Attachments, Public)
  4. Buhnetal.txt (Data File, Public)
  5. Buhnetal.R (Data File, Public)
Stored At
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Citation
Cite:
Burn, D. (2020): Biogeographical variation in diurnal behaviour of Acanthaster planci versus Acanthaster cf. solaris. James Cook University. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.25903/5e37c3142ef11
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.25903/5e37c3142ef11